Crescent ♋ Cancer
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The less than 1 day young Moon is in ♋ Cancer.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 18 June 2023 at 04:37 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♋ Cancer tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1801" and ∠1888".
Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon of July 2023 after 14 days on 3 July 2023 at 11:39.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 04:37 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 290 of Meeus index or 1243 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 55 minutes. It is 1 hour and 11 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 1 hour and 11 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 5 hours and 52 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠127.4°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠155.7°.
11 days after point of perigee on 6 June 2023 at 23:07 in ♑ Capricorn. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 4 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 22 June 2023 at 18:30 in ♌ Leo.
The Moon is 398 066 km (247 347 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 4 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 385 km (251 895 mi).
4 days after ascending node on 14 June 2023 at 00:05 in ♉ Taurus. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 10 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 28 June 2023 at 12:22 in ♏ Scorpio.
4 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♉ Taurus, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.
At 21:07 the Moon is meeting its standstill point to reach North declination of ∠27.833°. Over the next 14 days the lunar orbit is going to extend southward to face maximum declination of ∠-27.840° at the point of next standstill in ♑ Capricorn on 3 July 2023 at 01:23.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.